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Wednesday, December 4 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
How To Build A Grassroots Nonprofit Farm

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Have you considered creating a nonprofit farm but don’t know where to start? Do you want to create a community-based model that trains and employs community members as leaders for transformative change? Fresh Future Farm applies a multi-pronged approach to address health, wealth and quality of life issues. We grow healthy food to build strong communities by cultivating soil and genuine relationships for food, environmental, restorative and transformative justice in underserved neighborhoods. Our grassroots farm and grocery store are becoming a community gathering place where people receive dignity and support. We emphasize neighborhood job creation and affordable micro-entrepreneurial opportunities to create a circular economy. Germaine Jenkins, Fresh Future Farm’s Chief Farm Officer, will lead a presentation that covers FFF’s growth from concept to vacant lot to farm and grocery store, as well as our successes and challenges as a working-class black woman-led operation, with time for a question and answer session.

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Germaine Jenkins

Chief Farm Officer, Fresh Future Farm Inc
Ms. Germaine Jenkins is the co-founder and CEO of Fresh Future Farm Inc. in North Charleston, SC.After graduating from culinary school, she spent a few years working in the nonprofit arena beforecommitting to trainings around revitalization of marginalized communities. Germaine then... Read More →

Wednesday December 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
West Haybarn